If you are looking for a new desk lamp don’t go to Walmart, get out some hand tools (or a CNC or Laser Cutter) out and make your own. This crazy Wooden LED Desk Lamp Project design was done by jeff-o. He installed a 3 watt LED in the head for a nice amount light.
“The majority of the lamp is made of 1/4″ and 1/2″ Baltic Birch plywood. I love using this stuff to make things – a quick skim of my other Instructables will confirm that! It’s strong and stable and easy to cut – and it’s made of a renewable resource! Everything is designed to be cut out of either 1/4″ or 1/2″ plywood. Since there are many identical parts, you can stack the 1/4″ wood and cut it in pairs. Not only is this faster, it also ensures that the joints are precisely aligned (this is important for the arms and joints especially).”
Originally posted 2011-01-16 08:36:45.